Eco-Annandale 2009 is an exhibition, walk and talk examining Annandale’s contemporary eco-system.
The exhibition features the work of 7 local artists who have reflected on Annandale‘s ecology in glass, on paper and by using recycled packaging. It looks at local provenance plants, the Whites Creek Wetland and the wild birds now thriving in inner-city Annandale. Bronwen Campbell will talk about the work of the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery.
The self guided walk takes in the sites that have been
revegetated with Local Provenance Plants by the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery’s volunteers, Annandale‘s two wetlands and the mangroves reintroduced into Rozelle Bay. The exhibition offers an opportunity to reflect on the dramatic changes to the local environment since European arrival in Sydney.
January 1 – 31, Leichhardt Library, Piazza level, Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt.
Opening event: WEDNESDAY January 7, 2009 6-730pm, RSVP 9367 9266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info, see: www.ramin.com.au/annandale/ecologically-sustainable-annandale-2009.shtml
Iron Cove bridge, looking towards Callan Park, ca 1905
We were amused (yet also sobered, given the severity of the 1890s depression) by the following note from a Balmain Council meeting we came across recently, as reported in the Balmain Observer, December 1897:
Q: Are the Council’s employees entitled to any holidays, besides public holidays, during the year?
A: In 1881 we instituted a system of a fortnight’s holiday, but it was only twice taken advantage of, our officers being too, too busy to take advantage of such luxuries.
With best wishes for the holiday season!
Bruce, Amie & Garry
Local History team
Interest in family history research continues to grow, particularly since the recent screening on SBS of the Australian version of Who Do You Think You Are?
However many tracing their family tree are often faced with the problem of how to access overseas records.
Co.As.It Leichhardt’s Italian Family Hitory Group has announced that arrangements have now been finalised which will enable those Sydneysiders with Italian ancestry to undertake research into tracing their Italian ancestors in Sydney instead of overseas.
Arrival in Sydney, ca 1955
“After eight years of negotiations I am very pleased to say it will now be possible to order copies of records on microfilm containing the actual entries of official Italian registers, both civil and church” said Dominic Arrivilo, Chairperson of the Co.As.It Italian Family History Group.
At present 48 reels containing the registers of the Aeolian Islands (Province of Messina) are available at Casa D’Italia, Co.As.It HQ at 67 Norton Street, Leichhardt.
For further information contact Linda Nellor, Co.As.It Heritage Officer on 02 9564 0744 or Dominic Arrivolo on 02 9789 1787.